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“Really great Hostel” 4 of 5 stars
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Rucksack Inn (Lavender)
1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   280 Lavender Street, Singapore 338800, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #25 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Agia Marina, Greece
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really great Hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights on a visa trip and must say it is one of the best hostels I have stayed in. It is so fresh and it kind of feels like you own living room. The staff is very friendly and helps you out with finding everything to visit on the maps and gives tips on where to eat. It is a great location on Lavender street and easy to walk to the metro and close by food courts.
Absolutely recommend to stay here while in Singapore, it is good price and such a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

the owner elina is a wonderful person. beds are clean, door has a code to get in, breakfast is only bread/peanut butter/jelly , tea and coffee. Location is awesome and when you land at the Changi Airport get a one, two or three day MRT pass. MRT is the way to get around. Location is good honestly the country is so super teeny tiny there are no bad locations. showers and bathroomz are good and in a safe location.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The staff is great and very hospitable- offered us water right when we arrived. Very clean. Cozy common space but enough room to relax in. Although not right in the action it's close to an MRT stop and buses frequently stop in front of the building. One less appealing thing is the noisy renovation/construction going on next-door early in the morning. But otherwise great place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Overall, great experience. There are two 14 person rooms, which make for difficult sleep at times, but that's expected. Nice location; cheap food across the street, little bit of night life, 5 min walk from the MRT. The main drawing point was the staff though. They're always helpful, always smiling, funny as hell, and so personable. The second I walked in, I felt welcomed and right at home (great atmosphere too). They're well informed about activities and directions and love to just sit and chat with anyone. Seriously, ask them anything. If they don't know, they'll sit with you and find out. The place is practically spotless, the bathrooms particularly. Great, great place. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I had a great time when i've booked in Rucksack Inn, the service included breakfast, Mac, Cable TV, and wash machine with low cost, each traveler has their own bed with light and plug, wifi signal good:)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Rucksack inn at lavender street has everything you need, kind people, nice and cheap bed's, clean rooms, informations about everything, a GREAT atmosphere (home feeling pure) and my favorite food for free (toast with peanut butter and jam)!!! I went to many hostels in Singapore and as a result, Rucksack Inn is my first choice!!!

Thanks Rucksack Inn team!!!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed at Rucksack Inn @ Lavender around mid of Feb 2014. Location central, safe, good and accessible with MRT/Busses. Hostel was very clean, nice with superb staff and atmosphere. All credit to the staff for their exceptional hospitality. An absolute value for money and recommended to everyone who wants to explore Singapore on a budget. Definitely one of the best hostels in Singapore!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rucksack Inn (Lavender)

Address: 280 Lavender Street, Singapore 338800, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rucksack Inn (Lavender) 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests will find all of the finest amenities in this Singapore's most awarded hostel. All the rooms are on ground floor so no more lugging of luggage up the stairs. This is a service-oriented hotel that provides comfort and cleanliness at excellent value. Guests will find a wide range of options from dorm beds, to private rooms to the latest pod-style beds. Centrally located - 7-minutes walk from the nearest MRT subway station,3 minutes' walk to mouthwatering local food centre at local prices, less than half hour walk to heritage areas Kampong Glam and Little India, direct buses and trains to Chinatown, Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands, Clarke Quay, Museums and Harbourfront (Universal Studio of SIngapore). It is ideal for visitors on transit and visa application as it is only 15-minute away from the Immigration Checkpoint Authority and direct buses lead to the embassies. Visitors going to and coming from Malaysia also find the hostel convenient as Singapore-Malaysia-Singapore buses are only 15 minutes away. Direct buses lead to cheap shopping areas like Bugis Street and Arab Street. Guests are entitled to special discounted tickets to tourist attractions such as Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium, Zoo, Night Safari, and Gardens by the Bay. You can get more information when you check in at the reception. ... more   less 
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